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July 22, 2021 02:44 PM
Rangers' John King: Could throw off mound soon
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

King (shoulder) could throw off a mound by this weekend, Joseph Hoyt of the Dallas Morning News reports.

King began a throwing program this week, but the Rangers won't determine the next steps until they see him on the mound. The left-hander was placed on the 10-day injured list prior to the All-Star break while building up to become a starter.

July 18, 2021 08:28 PM
Rangers' John King: Timeline pushed back
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King (shoulder) may begin a throwing program this weekend.

King was placed on the 10-day injured list retroactive to July 7, but manager Chris Woodward said the pitcher will "maybe pick up a ball" by Saturday or Sunday. At the time of the IL move, the Rangers were hoping he'd return shortly after the All-Star break, but it looks unlikely King will be ready for the first post-break turn of the rotation. "All reports are that he feels good, his arm feels good," Woodward said. "But we won't know until he actually picks up a baseball and throws it." The left-hander has been working as a tandem starter along with Dane Dunning, but the goal is to build up his pitch count to the point where he could become a traditional starter.

July 9, 2021 04:24 PM
Rangers' John King: Lands on IL with shoulder issue
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

King was placed on the 10-day injured list Friday with left shoulder inflammation.

King last pitched Tuesday, allowing four runs on four hits and one walk across two relief innings. Per Evan Grant of The Dallas Morning News, the shoulder injury isn't thought to be serious, and the Rangers tentatively plan to activate King to pitch multiple innings out of the bullpen July 20 against Detroit.

July 3, 2021 12:52 PM
Rangers' John King: Earns relief win
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King (6-5) allowed three runs (two earned) on zero hits and one walk while striking out three over three-plus relief innings to pick up the win over Oakland on Thursday.

King relieved starter Dane Dunning after four innings -- exiting after four or five innings has been the norm for Dunning in 2021 -- and provided bulk relief. For the second consecutive outing, King set down the first nine batters he faced before tiring during a fourth inning of work. A hit batter, a walk and his own throwing error ended the left-hander's night, and all three runners came around to score. King is being stretched out for a possible starting role, but his highest pitch count thus far is 55. The Rangers may instead keep him in a tandem role with Dunning, whose innings are being managed this season.

June 26, 2021 03:32 PM
Rangers' John King: Logs 3.2 relief innings
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

King allowed two runs on three hits and struck out three over 3.2 innings of relief in Friday' 9-4 win over the Royals.

King worked three perfect innings and retired 11 straight before tiring while setting season highs for both number of pitches and innings. The Rangers are stretching out the left-hander to potentially fill a starting role, and he should get opportunities to increase his pitch count when working in tandem with starter Dane Dunning. The Rangers want to limit Dunning, who has thrown just 34 innings since 2018, so it's an ideal situation in which to build up King's stamina.

June 21, 2021 07:56 AM
Rangers' John King: Could join rotation
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The Rangers are prepping King to potentially join the starting rotation, Evan Grant of the Dallas Morning News reports.

King, who has been a starter in the minors, has served as a multi-inning reliever for the Rangers in 2021, including a three-inning, season-high 38-pitch effort against Minnesota on Saturday. "He's got multiple pitches. He's got good command. He can get through innings quickly because of his sinker. It made sense to us to see what that at least looks like going into the second half of the season and see what we've got," manager Chris Woodward said. The Rangers will likely push King's pitch count higher the next time out. It may make sense for Texas, losers in 19 of the last 22 games and 20 games below .500, to move on from veterans Mike Foltynewicz (5.59 ERA, 17 HR, 74 IP) and Jordan Lyles (5.68 ERA, 16 HR, 71.1 IP).

June 20, 2021 11:08 AM
Rangers' John King: Takes loss in relief
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King (5-5) was tagged with the loss in relief Saturday against Minnesota. He gave up one run on two walks and a strikeout across three innings.

King was unable to hold up the 2-2 tie and gave up the deciding run in the top of the seventh after Max Kepler scored on a wild pitch. The left-hander has given up runs in three of his last four outings but still owns a decent 3.18 ERA across 11.1 innings this month (six appearances).

June 19, 2021 01:12 PM
Rangers' John King: Starting build-up
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King will begin building up to pitch longer outings and possibly start games, Evan Grant of The Dallas Morning News reports.

The lefty will appear in relief Saturday and will begin pitching on a more regular schedule afterwards. Texas hopes King, who posted a 2.40 ERA in 19 minor-league starts in 2019, can provide some much-needed rotation depth.

June 8, 2021 01:52 AM
Rangers' John King: Takes loss in relief
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

King (5-4) was tagged with the loss in relief Sunday against the Rays after allowing three runs (two earned) on one hit and a walk across one-third of an inning.

King entered the game in the top of the eighth inning but struggled badly, as he retired only one batter and gave up three of the seven runs the Rangers allowed. This outing ended a streak of four straight scoreless appearances and ballooned his ERA to 2.40, though that's still a solid figure for a pitcher who has hurled 30 innings across 21 appearances.

May 7, 2021 12:00 AM
Rangers' John King: Picks up third win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

King (3-1) allowed two hits and struck out three over 2.2 scoreless innings to earn the win over Minnesota on Wednesday.

With Hyeon-Jong Yang making his first MLB start and not completely stretched out, the Rangers knew there would be a need for one of their relievers to tote a multi-inning load. King was that man Wednesday, coming in during the fourth inning to get out of a bases-loaded jam. He then authored two more frames for his third multi-inning outing in his last four appearances. He's been one of the Rangers' best relievers, posting a 1.13 ERA over 16 innings -- not bad for a guy who never pitched above High-A prior to 2020. The left-hander credits a move to the third-base side of the rubber and a new meditation process for his early-season success, Kennedi Landry of reports.

April 25, 2021 01:20 AM
Rangers' John King: Takes loss in relief
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King (2-1) was tagged with the loss Saturday against the White Sox after giving up a run on three hits and a walk across 2.2 innings. He fanned one.

King was just one out away from sending the game to extra innings, but he allowed a game-winning double to Nick Madrigal that scored Luis Robert. The left-hander ended a streak of five scoreless appearances while pitching his longest outing of the season, but he continues to be one of the Rangers' most dependable arms out of the bullpen and owns a 1.69 ERA across 10.2 innings in eight appearances.

April 22, 2021 11:04 PM
Rangers' John King: Earns second win
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King (2-0) allowed two hits over one scoreless inning to pick up the win over the Angels on Wednesday.

King entered in the seventh inning with the Rangers in a 3-1 hole and was the pitcher of record when his offense put up crooked numbers in the eighth and ninth innings. The left-hander turned in his fifth straight scoreless outing, lowering his ERA to 1.13. He's walked one and allowed 12 hits over eight innings but has managed to pitch out of danger by keeping balls on the ground (65.4 GB%)

April 19, 2021 03:04 AM
Rangers' John King: Picks up win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

King (1-0) allowed one hit and struck out one in one inning to earn the extra-inning win Sunday versus the Orioles.

King worked the 10th inning and earned the win when Nate Lowe hit a walkoff single to give the Rangers a 1-0 victory. Through seven innings, King has been a bit generous with baserunners -- he's allowed 10 hits and a walk but only one earned run. He has a hold and a blown save in addition to Sunday's victory.

April 10, 2021 09:16 AM
Rangers' John King: Fans four Friday
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King allowed two hits and struck out four over two scoreless innings in Friday's 3-0 loss to the Padres.

King was the second-best pitcher in the game following San Diego's Joe Musgrove, who no-hit the Rangers. It was King's third appearance of the season and first that lasted more than three outs. All of his appearances have been in the middle innings, and King has allowed four runs (one earned) and six hits while striking out five over four innings.

March 25, 2021 01:16 PM
Rangers' John King: Projected for roster
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King is projected to make the Rangers' bullpen, per Evan Grant of the Dallas Morning News.

King, who made his MLB debut in 2020 despite never pitching above High-A, has allowed two runs on seven hits and one walk while striking out seven over 7.1 Cactus League innings. The Rangers are hurting in the bullpen and dealing with injuries to Jose Leclerc (elbow) and Jonathan Hernandez (elbow). The relievers still standing do not have defined roles at this time, but King should land in a middle-relief role with the capability of contributing more than three outs.

September 5, 2020 04:32 PM
Rangers' John King: Contract selected by Rangers
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

King's contract was purchased by the Rangers on Friday.

The 25-year-old will be making quite the leap, as he's yet to pitch above High-A. He posted a 2.03 ERA in 14 starts for High-A Down East last season, striking out 22.7 percent of batters while walking just 4.0 percent, but expectations should be modest for him this season given the jump in competition.

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